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Prototyping a relational mental health community-based intervention in Malaysia

During the coronavirus disease (‎COVID-19)‎ pandemic, public health measures in Malaysia to control the spread of the virus – such as lockdowns, travel bans and social distancing – significantly reduced human interactions. Among a complex array of other stressors, the subsequent social isolation, economic insecurity and increase in violence in homes were among some of the reasons behind exacerbated mental health issues experienced by people in the country during the pandemic. Malaysia’s pandemic prevention and response measures most acutely impacted the mental health of vulnerable populations, such as women, elderly adults, and individuals with poor economic status.

Resource type:

Reports, Case studies and success stories,

Organization:

WHO

Year:

2023-08-01

Key words:

COVID-19, Psychosocial support, Innovation

Region

Asia

Population

General

Source